How long is the securities arbitration process?

The length of a typical FINRA securities arbitration case will depend upon the facts involved. In general, those cases tend to last between 9 months and 2 years. They may be longer or shorter, dependent upon, first, how many defendants or respondents are involved. The more that are involved, the more lengthy, is typically the case. It may depend on whether or not the parties reach a settlement. Settlements obviously make cases less lengthy. It may also depend upon the complexity of the issues involved, and the willingness of the parties to co-operate in document exchange. All of that aside, and a lot of other facts that are beyond the scope of this video, you can generally expect somewhere between 9 months and 2 years.